Head of Procurement

Federations & Major Events
Zurich , Switzerland
Full Time
Competitive
17 / 11

To support our HR & Services Division, FIFA is looking to recruit an innovative and agile-thinking

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Your duties

  • Setting the vision and the mission of the Procurement Department
  • Defining, developing and implementing a streamlined and efficient procurement strategy
  • Developing effective and efficient procurement structures, procedures and processes and driving improvements and standardization across business areas
  • Understanding business priorities and ensuring procurement activities effectively support FIFA’s business across all FIFA Divisions
  • Tracking, controlling and reporting on key procurement metrics to ensure transparency and consistency throughout the organization
  • Serving as key contact for procurement related topics and ensuring that business needs and requirements are reflected in procurement activities
  • Managing and building effective relationships with key suppliers to ensure value for FIFA
  • Leading and developing the procurement team in providing an exceptional procurement experience across the business
  • Developing, overseeing and maintaining the annual procurement budget

Our requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum experience of 10 years in strategic sourcing, procurement, vendor management and negotiations
  • Experience in an international and multicultural corporation in a similar role
  • Experience in change management and leading through change
  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office, bidding software, contract management system and ERP/SAP
  • Fluent in English, any other knowledge of one of the other FIFA languages (French, German, Spanish) would be an advantage
  • Able to work independently and within a larger team to achieve results and impact
  • Proven capabilities and leadership skills to inspire and develop the team
  • Ability to drive change
  • Skilled in negotiation and conflict management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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